Silver Dollar Snuffs!
First Pic= All 6 SD snuffs next to Ego-T E-cigarette and Tripletech
I finally got my 12 SD tins from the contest. Roderick sent me two of each kind: Original (SP Menthol), Raspberry Menthol, Cherry Menthol, Apricot Menthol, Spearmint, Natural.
So far these snuffs seem like they'd be great for a beginner to step into the world of nasal snuff. Although most of them are menthol and I despise menthol (unless I'm sick and/or congested really badly), I think that menthol is a more forgiving snuff for a beginner's over-sniffing tendencies. However, these snuffs can also be enjoyed by just about anyone. I can definitely see that the SD line are an attempt to corner the US market in the place Poschl used to. I'd like to see snuff be more prominent in the US and Roderick did a great job IMHO. HOWEVER 5/6 of these snuffs are menthol. I don't like menthol unless I'm sick. I do realize alot of people do like menthol and those that do might find great pleasure in these snuffs. I just don't see myself using these that often. That sucks for ME, because I'm partial to English snuffs/tobacco (particularly SP's) with some moisture to them and now the only ones available in the US are 5/6 menthol! I found the SD Natural to be very nice however.
SD Original: This medium grind, medium nic, medium moisture snuff is supposed to be an SP with some menthol to it. I think it's more like a menthol with some SP to it! What it reminds me of is if Poschl were to make an SP variant for their Ozona line, this is what it would be like. Now I don't have a nose like @Xander
or any of the vets, but I found the menthol fades after only a few minutes and there was still no SP qualities that I could recognize. I'm sure many people will enjoy this one but it's not for me. I was disappointed because I'm an SP guy that doesn't USUALLY like menthol! YMMV.
SD Natural: A medium grind, medium nic, medium moisture "plain" snuff. It reminds me of maybe a scotch with some moisture. Now I'm not too familiar with many "wet natural snuffs" but I can definitely see many people like this one. Would make a good all day snuff. I've read many people are looking for "their plain snuff" and this just might be it. Doesn't clog much, doesn't shoot down the throat. I really like this! Winner! Nice robust tobacco scent and taste. Very good.
SD Raspberry: Like Toque Raspberry Menthol! IMHO almost identical. The grind and nic are the same as the others. Now, I love raspberry but only like menthol to "accentuate the fruit notes." They did an alright job on this one. Once again this one will go in my small but mighty "sick collection." A sweet and cool "raspberry candy snuff." Menthol fades early and the pleasant raspberry scent remains and lingers for quite awhile.
SD Apricot: This one is pretty darn good! I can't compare it to other apricot snuffs out of lack of experience with them, however this is one of the few fruity snuffs that I've had that uses menthol to compliment the fruity sharpness and not overwhelm. Delicious! Tangy and sweet, maybe a bit sour like a good Apricot should be- with menthol undertones. Good job on this one. Really reminds me of those fruity chewing gums with Xylitol. My #1 Congestion remedy :)
I still have Spearmint and Cherry Menthol to add. So far, the Cherry Menthol smells like cough drops and the spearmint like spearmint so I pretty much already know what to expect...